Deepika Padukone: “I was frightened the media will turn against me…”

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

Deepika Padukone Finding Fanny
Deepika Padukone in 'Finding Fanny'

The tweet exchange between Deepika Padukone and Times of India was lapped up by the leading reporters as well as applauded by most within the industry and outside. However, in a recent interview, the actress has revealed that she was a little hesitant about the backlash from the incident.

As BizAsia reported on Sunday, Padukone had shown her discomfort and anger towards a report in Times of India focussed on her cleavage show at a promotional event back when ��Chennai Express�۪ was released last year. Apparently the paper had carried the same report after the event and re-reported it on Sunday. Talking about it, Padukone told NDTV, ���I feel violated as a woman��_ I had let it go then. But why publish it again a year after the event? For eyeballs? As actors, we go through a lot of scrutiny, criticism. I have the spine to absorb this kind of negativity�۝.

���In fact, I was frightened that it might all backfire on me, that the media will turn against me but that was not the case. I was surprised and overwhelmed,�۝ added the actress.

Padukone�۪s stand provoked an hashtag on Twitter: #IstandWithDeepikaPadukone. Her actions were also praised by her contemporaries including Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma as well as the likes of Karan Johar and others.

Padukone�۪s next film ��Happy New Year�۪ will be releasing on 24th October but she is currently gearing up with the SLAM Tour which is heading to the US soon.

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